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Things to Know about Motor Vehicle Collisions

By Edited Feb 10, 2014 0 0

Due to the advancement in the technology nowadays, having a motor vehicle is normal for most people. Although some people may find motor vehicles expensive, people who have it can greatly benefit due to its use as a tool for transportation.

However, though most people who have it experience comfort and convenience in transportation, it may also be a tool for destruction. This happens when the people who use it become one of those who are involved in motor vehicle collisions.

Kinds of Motor Vehicle

Motor vehicles are defined as a machine wherein a motor, which is also known as engine, is built-in. There are various vehicles that are found on the roads in the United States. Some of these are:

  • automobiles

  • motorcycles

  • trucks

  • buses

Reasons why Motor Vehicle Collisions Occur

Collisions of motor vehicle can take place due to different reasons. In a certain number of motor vehicle collision cases, the fault may be seen on the part of the vehicle drivers. Some of the mistakes or faults they make that may cause their vehicle to collide with another vehicle include:

  • driving above or below the required speed limits

  • the driver is distracted while driving, caused by a passenger in the vehicle, and the radio, among others

  • the driver is using his/her cell phone while driving

  • driving while exhausted

  • not following traffic laws

  • violent tailgating

  • driving even when under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • not stopping at a red or stop sign

The reasons that are mentioned earlier that are attributed and traceable to the driver's fault are due to negligence on their part. If more motor vehicle drivers are careful when it comes to their actions while out on the road, the occurrence of collisions involving motor vehicle may decrease in number.

Meanwhile, some collisions that occur may not be entirely attributed as the fault of the driver. Other reasons why motor vehicle collisions happen include:

  • equipment malfunction

  • poor roadway maintenance

  • roadway design

Things to do When Involved in a Motor Vehicle Collision

Persons who are involved in a motor vehicle collision should be aware of the following things they should do. People involved in such an incident are advised to do the following:

  • Look for a witness.

  • Call the police immediately.

  • Get the necessary and important information from the other party involved.

  • File a detailed and complete police report.

  • Seek for medical assistance if necessary.

  • Do not leave the scene where the collision took place.

Get Legal Help from Attorneys

For the persons involved in a collision between motor vehicles, it is advisable and wise to get the legal help of attorneys who are experts when it comes to cases concerning vehicle collisions. These attorneys are efficient as well as passionate when it comes to doing their jobs. Their dedication and skills will give you high chances or receiving compensation, if the collision occurred due to the fault of another party or individual.



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